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Power Moves: Lessons from Davos

This is an audio-only production full of interviews of powerful people who attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The topic is power, and how it’s changing nowadays due to the networked age we live in. Some of the […]

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Power prices go negative in Germany. 

After decades of investment into renewable energy sources like wind and solar, the energy produced is having unexpected consequences. Energy prices are actually going negative at times because at times there’s more supply than demand. The missing link in grids […]

under the microscope

SynTouch gives machines the power to feel. 

Alexa and Siri can hear you. The new iPhone X can see you. But tactile feedback to a machine is still not commercially available. “A company called SynTouch, which spun out of the University of Southern California, has created a […]

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Elon Musk has a plan to power the US. 

He recently gave a speech to the National Governors Association. A 100 square mile installation of solar panels can provide enough energy to power the country, but there are distribution and storage problems. | learn more